After a three-week break from tennis, Novak returns to action next week at the Abierto Mexicano Telcel.
Serbia will host five-time champion Spain in the last eight of the World Group on April 7-9, 2017.
Nole and Viktor both won on the opening day to give Serbia a 2-0 lead over Russia going into Saturday’s doubles.
Viktor Troicki will open the first round for Serbia against Karen Kachanov before Novak faces Daniil Medvedev on Day 1.
The 12-time Grand Slam titlist headlines Serbia’s team nominations and will be joined in the line-up by Troicki, Lajovic and Zimonjic.
Wildcard Denis Istomin prevailed in five grinding sets after four hours and 48 minutes of play at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday.
The defending champion passed a tough first-round assignment with a 6-1, 7-6, 6-2 victory over Spaniard Fernando Verdasco (ATP #40).
Second seed and six-time defending champion will open campaign in his 13th Australian Open appearance against world no.40 Fernando Verdasco.
The six-time Australian Open champion hosted “A Night with Novak” at Margaret Court Arena, to raise funds for the Novak Djokovic Foundation.
Nole successfully defended his Qatar ExxonMobil Open crown with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory over top seed Andy Murray in Doha.
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